New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 25, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Friday, Novembar 25,1983Second generation challenges Holmes
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Marvis Frazier, with only IO pro fights to his credit, challenges Larry Holmes, who nearly IO years ago was a sparring partner for Frazier’s father, tonight in a 12-round bout.
Holmes says he bothered Smokin’ Joe Frazier with his movement and left jab when he helped the former heavyweight champion prepare for his second fight with Muhammad Ali, which he lost Jan. 28, 1974, and he feels he will be too much for Frazier’s son.
“There are a lot of things I can do to you that you've never had done
before,” Holmes told Marvis Frazier at a pre-fight news conference. “You’re going to see a lot of things coming at you that you never saw coming at you before.”
“If he gets destroyed at this stage of his career it could be the end of his career, the end of his development,” said Holmes’ trainer Eddie Futch, who trained Joe Frazier for most of his 37 fights and who has known the 23-year-old Marvis since he was 6.
But Joe, who is his son's manager and trainer, and Marvis Frazier think Marvis’ time is at hand despite hisTale of the tape
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paucity of pro fights, all of which he won.
“If I do what I’m told, there’s no way I can lose,” said Marvis.
Weights unofficial, weigh in will be he
“If I didn’t think he would do it, we wouldn’t make the fight,” said Smokin’ Joe. “Marvis can do anything he sets his mind to and he’s
set his mind to this. So have I.”
“I think he’ll win it for his father,” said Joey Giardeilo, the former middleweight champion, who is a member of the Frazier camp. “He’d crawl into the ring for his father.”
The 34-year-old Holmes is a 4^-1 favorite to win the fight, which he and most people who are involved in or follow boxing consider a title match even though the WBC refused to give it championship sanction.
Frazier cannot win the title, according to the WBC, but Holmes can lose it.
The fight, approved as a nontitle
match by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and billed as a “12-Hound Heavyweight Superfight,” will be held indoors at the 4,500-seat Caesars Palace Sports Pavilion.
It is scheduled to start at 9:03 pum., CDT, and be televised by NBC during a telecast running from 8 p.m. to IO p.m.
Part of the telecast will be a 10-round non-title fight between Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, the World Boxing Association lightweight champion, and Johnny Torres, a junior welterweight from Homestead, Fla.
New Braunfels wide receiver Mark Brooks hangs in mid-air and hangs onto a pass from quarterback Grog Bender during the Unicorns' victory over Carrizo Springs last week. Brooks' catch at the 3-yard line,
Cowboys carve up Cards
IRVING (AP) — Thanksgiving Day has become the Dallas Cowboys’ favorite holiday, serving once again as a springboard into the National Football League playoffs.
The Cowboys rolled over the St. Louis Cardinals 35-17 Thursday and counted the following blessings:
—• An 11-2 record, their fastest start since 1977.
— A 12-3-1 record on Thanksgiving Day.
— The return of the NFL’s worst pass defense from the grave, including a season-high seven sacks of St. I/Ouis quarterback Neil lJ>max.
— Tony Dorsett’s inspired running, which placed him eighth on the all-time list. Dorsett had touchdown runs of 5 and 55 yards, and tallied 102 yards on 17 carries.
— It was Dorsett’s 38th 100-yard game. Dallas has won 36 of them.
The Cowboys, who have already clinched a playoff berth, moved a half game ahead of Washington in the torrid National Conference Eastern Division race.
They don’t play again for IO days, traveling to Seattle Dec. 4. Dallas has won 14 of 15 games in its history the game after Thanksgiving.
Dallas Coach Tom laundry, who has developed a hardline attitude toward his players this year, was most pleased.
“The players went about this game in a very
businesslike manner, and because they did, I’m going to give them three days off," Landry said. “They’ve played well the last two games and the break will do them good.”
Dallas gave up a 71-yard Lomax to Roy Green touchdown pass in the first period then built a 35-10 lead and coasted “We had a good game on defense and that's what we needed,” said landry.
Lomax had a six-yard touchdown pass to Ottis Anderson in the final seconds against a prevent defense as St. Louis dropped to 5-7-1.
Dorsett passed larry Csonka on the all-time list with 1,153 yards.
Quarterback Danny White had an exceptional outing. He passed 15-yards to Butch Johnson for a touchdown, ran four yards for a score, and connected on 24 of 31 passes for 237 yards.
“We’re rn control of our own destiny now,” said Dorsett. "The last two games we’ve come out and taken control and that's what we want going into the playoffs.
“It’s just executing, simple blocking and tackling. When we do it right, we're as good or better than the rest. When we do it, we’re awesome. ”
St. Louis Coach Jim Hamfan said, “Dorsett does a helluva job. He just pops out of there and goes 55 yards and that's the game.”
Lions fry Stee/ers, 45-3
which came on fourth down, set up a New Braunfels touchdown. Tonight, the Unicorns face Brownsville Pace in Kingsville.
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP i — As long as tailback Billy Sims continues to run Uke a man looking for a five-year contract, Coach Monte Clark feels his Detroit Lions have a reasonable shot at the National Football League playoffs.
“BiUy is just playing Uke Billy Sims played for us a couple years ago,” Clark said foUowing the Lions 45-3 drubbing of the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thanksgiving. “It's super. I'm glad to see it, because he's the guy we need down the stretch."
Sims, going over IOO yards for the third successive game, gained 106 on 26 caries and scored two touchdowns as the Lions improved their record to 7-6, one-half game behind the first-place Minnesota Vikings in the NFC’s Central Division.
It was the sixth victory in the past eight games for the Lions, playing catch-up since sturnbUng to a 1-4 start this season.
“I don’t know where this team has been,” Suns said. “I’ve kind of been looking for it, myself.”
The defeat left Pittsburgh 9-4 and narrowed the Steelers' lead to 14 games over the Cleveland Browns in the AL C Central
“Detroit played magnificent football today,” Pittsburgh Coach Chuck Noll said. “They beat us rn every phase of the game — kicking, blocking, tackUng ... everything. BUly Sims is one of the
outstanding players in the NFL today.”
NoU, who watched as the Lions’ defense picked off five Steelers' passes and sacked quarterback Cliff Stoudt twice, caUed Pittsburgh “a beat-up footbaU team" that needed rest.
“The injuries have been piUng up on us," he said “I think I’m going to lobby to outlaw Thursday games on the grounds of player safety .”
Stoudt, who had taken every snap this season in the absence of Terry Bradshaw, completed only nine of 25 passes for 83 yards before being lifted for Mark Malone rn the fourth quarter.
The Steelers' defense sacked Detroit quarterback Erie Hippie four tunes, but Hippie still managed to complete IO of 18 passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns without an interception.
“I think our ability to go down and be able to put on a sustained drive was a key," Hippie said. “This is a good time to be peaking — coming into the stretch — that's for sure.”
Pittsburgh running back Franco Harm, pursuing Jim Brown's NFL career rushing record of 12,312 yards, earned the ball only five times, gaining 16 yards. He is 539 shy of the record.
In all, Detroit had 25 first downs to Pittsburgh’s IO, gained 328 yards to Pittsburgh’s 218 and controlled the ball for 38 minutes, 21 seconds to Pittsburgh's 21:19.
Harris moves NB to fifth in 4A
New Braunfels, which jumped from tenth to fifth this week in the statewide Class 4A rankings, is a 15-point favorite rn tonight’s regional playoff game with Brownsville Pace.
The Unicorns, 9-1-1 on the season, made the move on the strength of their 56-18 victory over Carrizo Springs, which was sixth statewide a week ago.
District 13-4A champion Fredericksburg is a b'.--point favorite over Beeville Jones in the other game in Region IV. If form toids true, the Billies and Unicorns would meet next week in the state quarter-finals
In Region III, whose winner would face the Region IV champ, Willowridge is a three-point pick over Jasper and Bay City, which moved past Willowridge into the state’s top spot this week, is a 17-point favorite over Georgetown.
The Class 4A top IO is Bay City, WUlowridge, Cleburne, Jasper, New Braunfels, Lubbock Estacado, Terrell, Corsicana, Vernon and Waxahachie.
In Class 5A, Harris’ top two teams can set up a District 4-5A rematch with victories this week.
Top-ranked Odessa Penman is a 17* z-point pick over Wichita Falls Rider and No. 2 Midland I^ee is a 134-point favorite over Fort Worth Trimble Tech.
The 4-5A rivals would meet next week ui the quarter-finals.
In South Texas Class 5A matchups, Converse Judson is a six-point pick over Alice and San Antonio Churchill is a 14-point favorite over Edinburg.
The 5A top IO consists of Permian, l^ee, Plano, Temple, Dickinson, Houston Aldine, Converse Judson, Odessa, Houston Klein and Houston Yates.
In Class 3A, Hondo is a 21-point favorite over Falfurrias and Sweeny is picked by 12 over Port Isabel. The 3A top IO is Daingerfield, Littlefield, Gladewater, Post, Navasota, Hondo, Waller, Waco Robinson, Van Vleck and Sweeny,
Playoff pairing*, arilli favorite underdog and sptaad according to the Hams Rating System CLASS SA
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Odessa Permian Wichita Falls Rider 117 Vi I Highland Par* Houston Klein (31 Plano Temple ll Iii
Houston Aldine Houston Madison (8 'A I Dickinson Houston Yates (Sr Converse Judson Alice (6)
San Antonio Churchill Edinburg It VY) CLASS 4A Lubbock Estacado Vernon 161 Cleburne Monahans 09)
Terrell Pans 1171 Corsicana Carthage (2l Willowing*) Jasper 13)
Bay City Georgetown ll 71 Fredericksburg Beeville Jones 16Ii I Hew Braunfels Brownsville Pace 116) CLASS 3A Post Crane IS'A I Littlefield Ballinger 18HI Gladwater Decatur 17)
Daingerfield Kaufman ll 71 Navasota Crockett 18)
Waller Port Arthur Austin HO)
Hondo Falfurrias (211 Sweeny Port Isabel 1121 CLASS 2A McCamey Haskell 12 HI Hamlin Morton 12)
Pilot Posit Boyd 12)
Grand Saime Trinity t8)
Groveton Alto 18)
Poth Brazos ll I East Barnard Natalia (ll CLASS A Knox City Nazareth 1131 Paradise Valley (9)
Iraan Gorman (71 Wink Roscoe (6)
Celesta High Island 16 HI Overton italy (61 Bremond Runge 114)
Bruceville Eddy Ben Bolt 118)SWT begins hunt for national title
Southwest Texas, having shared the title in its last season the Izone Star Conference, starts the hunt for its last NCAA Division ll title Saturday against Central State of Ohio.
The Bobcats, who are joining the new Gulf Star Conference next season and moving to Division I-AA, will host the quarterfinal playoff game at Bobcat Stadium, with a I p.m. kickoff time.
Central State is 10-0 and has averaged 43.6 points a game this season, including three games where the Marauders have scored at least 50 points. That scoring average leads Division ll, as does the Marauders’ 491.1 yards per game on offense.
Marauders Coach BiUy Joe, a former running back with the New York Jets, has led the team to its first playoff appearance ever with a sophisticated pro offense.
But the defense hasn’t been too bad, either, as the No. I unit has allowed only two touchdowns all season.
“It sounds like they have tremendous talent and great team speed,” SWT Coach John O’Hara said. “We will need to control the ball on offense and hope the defense can slow them down a little.”
The Bobcats have been good at both of
Game by gam* result*
SWI 46 P» a vie View 7 SWT 28 Tete* Abl 0 SWT 44 How aid Payne 9 SWT 16. N western. La 14 SWI 26, Sam Houston 10 SF Austin 27, SWT 24 SWT 44 East Texas 21 SWT 20 Angelo St 0 SWI 64 ACU 13 SWT 40 Texas Abl 3
Centi*! State CSU 33. Salem 7 CSU 48 Fetus St 32 CSU 21 Gland Valley 14 CSU 66 noerty Baptist 16 CSU 60. lincoln 12 CSU 28. Kantucky St 3 CSU 24 N llinot* 0 CSU 69. O C 8 CSU 49 Dels wet a St 26 CSU 48 Clarion 14
those this season, as they are among the national leaders in rushing (231.3 yards per game), total offense (409.7), scoring (34.2), scoring defense (10.4), total defense (216.2) and rushing defense (85.4).
Central State fullback Mark Corbin leads the nation in rushing with 150.2 yards per game, 12 per carry. And quarterback James Woody has thrown more touchdown passes (30) than any quarterback rn the country.
The winner of Saturday’s game meets the winner of the Towson State-North Dakota State game. The other playoff games match Califorma-Davis and Butler, and North Alabama and Virginia Union.Today's gam*
New Braunfels (9-11) vs Brownsville
Poco (10-1). 8 pm. ragmas! playoff, Javelins Stadium. Kingsville Th* Unicorns. coming off a 56-point explosion a weak ago. face • team that hat given up only runs points a game this season Th* Vikings' only Iota cams on th# final night of regular season play, whan they were upset 14-7 by District IMA rival Donna Both teams have solid fullbacks — Pac* has Ran# Gomez, a 206-pound senior, while New Braunfels has 196 pound senior Rick Purdy Both teams also play beB-conttoi offenses and solid defenses The Unicorns use a 62 defense, while the Vikings employ the split aik with three defensive backs. The Unicorns played in Javelins Stadium once last season, taking a IOO decision over Donna. Maw Braunfsta is a 16-point favorite according to th# Harris Rating System The winner of tonight’s game (seas th# winner of the Fredericksburg Beeville Jonas gams in th# quarterfinals Th# Billies ara a BH-point favor its A po—(BN rematch of th# IMA champion and runner up would probably be played at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos injuries: linemen Tim Doty rn "pretty beet up," Coach jim Streety said But cha two-way starter, who baa a hyper amended elbow and knee, wiN probably play. Special teams piayar Robbia Houda baa a sprained ankle and wk! probably not play.
Staff photo bv John N Santa/